September 28th, 2009
08:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin's book to be called 'Going Rogue: An American Life'

Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date.
Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date, two advisers to the former Alaska governor confirmed to CNN on Monday.

Palin's book will be called "Going Rogue: An American Life" - a reference to the anonymous criticism directed at Palin by aides to Republican presidential nominee John McCain during the final days of last year's presidential race.

After Palin strayed from the campaign playbook several times in October 2008, one McCain adviser griped to CNN that the vice presidential nominee was "going rogue." Another called her a "diva."

The book's publisher, Harper, has ordered a substantial first printing of 1.5 million copies and moved up the release date to November 17 - conveniently in time for the holiday shopping season. The memoir was originally slated for release in the spring of 2010.

Palin inked the book deal last May after hiring Washington, D.C. lawyer Robert Barnett to negotiate the terms. Her collaborator on the book is Lynn Vincent, an editor at "World," a conservative Christian magazine.


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soundoff (192 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Yeah, whatever!

    September 28, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  2. rachel

    I will give it to her that's a catchy title.

    September 28, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. CF

    By "collaborator", they really mean "ghostwriter"

    September 28, 2009 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. Joe In Nevada

    That's a terrible title, Sarah. I'd make your ghost writer change it.

    September 28, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  5. GIBBS

    you go girl......you got my vote in 2012!!!!! you can smash the mesiah in 2012.....go for it!!!!!

    September 28, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  6. justin

    Oh my beauty pageant God. This is going to be so good. I really hope there's no ghost writer. I am officially begging Palin to write this herself. Now when someone asks her what books she likes to read she doesn;t have to say "all of them."

    September 28, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  7. Eugene

    When you need the cash, make a dash!

    September 28, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  8. ninjanurse

    What is this, True Confessions? The dictionary defines rogue as–
    'An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.'
    Or else a deranged and vicious elephant.
    Still, it's a more catchy title than 'Quitter'.

    September 28, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  9. Ruty

    Poor thing. She thinks we like her.How sad.

    September 28, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  10. budd

    Is it in English? what is it about? If it is about this airhead, who can not comopse one coherent sentence, then let us save the paper.

    September 28, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    didn't know she could read

    September 28, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. who exactly is her audience?

    I know of no one who would buy her book... even second hand

    what audience is she writing for?

    September 28, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  13. Randy, San Francisco

    Save your money and wait til it goes on sale on the one dollar bargain books table.

    September 28, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  14. Jacob

    wow! she finished early? it must be a great read. something I would "rip right through"

    McCain's campaign lost because of her "Going Rogue" and now she's using the phrase to sell books? she's a class act – it's obvious the American people were ALWAYS her TOP PRIORITY in this election!

    America, please don't pay a penny to the publishers!

    September 28, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  15. S Callahan

    Will this be listed under HUMOR?

    September 28, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  16. Palin couldn't work her way out of a paper bag

    I doubt that Palin will have written more than 1% of the book herself. How shameless she is to produce a memoir. She hasn't done anything worth reading. I am sorry to say, however, that this book will probably be a best seller. Let's see if it gets onto Oprah's book club list. My guess is that Palin wouldn't step foot in the ring with a real inspiration like Oprah Winfrey. Can Paling just go away finally?

    September 28, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  17. Jamie

    What a joke that this sound-bite-and-cliche-spouting nimwit think she's ever gone rogue.

    September 28, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. RAG

    I think "A Life Without Principles" or "Show Me The Money" would be more apt...

    September 28, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  19. Becky

    Oh Gee Golly, Say It Ain't so Joe, I didn't really write this book but winked at someone who wrote it for me while I walked around the room spitting out cute little metaphors and anecdotes and someone wrote it all down! I'm so tough and ROUGE because I just keep talking when people are tired of hearing it!

    OH GEE GOLLY CAN'T WAIT! SHUCKS! Wink Wink!

    September 28, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  20. Nathan Hale

    We need more Rogues, and less radical Communists and Capitalist -haters. Where's the usual 300 hate-Sarah grams?
    Hunkering down with Acorn?

    September 28, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  21. Not surprised

    So now the reason she resigned is seen-couldn't promote her book sales from the gov office-why am I not surprised

    September 28, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  22. Sarah is making money hand over fist.....

    $ 300,000 for her speech in Hong Kong......$5 million for her book....
    how are you Obama supporters doing under your God???? Ha, Ha Ha.

    September 28, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  23. Jackson

    this ticker is a joke when it reports stuff like this...just like this joke of a book and joke of a politician

    September 28, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  24. Bassman

    Pres. Obama needs to read this book, as he will learn a few things. He can go on all the Sunday morning talks shows, do Letterman and yet his poll numbers on health care still drop. Why? Because the American people are not with him. Sarah, on the other hand, can post on her Facebook and win the debate on death panels. Section 1233 was removed , and the book Your Life, Your Choices proves her point When you are right on a issue, there is no reason to show up on every political talk show.

    September 28, 2009 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  25. annie against biased news

    Can't wait to read this book! Gov. Palin is one of the very few honest politicians left on earth.

    September 28, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
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